Helpful hints


Find helpful hints and tips on GeoResGlobe functions and how to use them to get the best result.

How to find the satellite imagery capture date


The Past Imagery tool can be used to find the capture date of the imagery displayed within the Satellite imagery basemap. Instructions for how to do this are provided below:

Turn on the Satellite imagery layer within in the Basemaps group.

Past Imagery Tool

Zoom into your area of interest and click on the Past Imagery button (just above the navigation tools at the bottom right of the screen). The tool is scale dependent, so if it appears greyed out, keep zooming in until it becomes active. (At present the tool is activated at scales larger than 1:50,000).

Past Imagery Tool

A timeline will appear showing years in which historic imagery is available for your current map extent.

Past Imagery Tool

The numbers shown below the timeline represent how many images were captured during that year. Click a node to filter down to the month view.

Past Imagery Tool

Past Imagery Tool

Selecting a month will return the first image captured, and allow you to scroll through the Images and Projects using the Previous/Next options down along the bottom right.

Past Imagery Tool

Past Imagery Tool

While in this view you can find the latest image date. Click on the eye icon to preview the image on the map. When the image in the preview matches the imagery within the basemap layer you have found the date the image was captured.

Past Imagery Tool

Logging into GeoResGlobe


To save and share maps, you must Login or Sign Up. Logging in will enable you to save maps up to 10MB in size and share directly using a URL through different media platforms.

Click on the login or Sign up button to reveal a range of account options including Twitter, Google, Facebook, ArcGIS Online - "create a public account", QGov and a network option available for some Queensland Government workers.

If you don’t have an account click Sign Up, and create a free account with one of the providers.

Once you have an account with a provider, login to the application. You can confirm you’re logged in by viewing your name in the top right corner.

login screen

Saving maps in GeoResGlobe


Saving your map is a way to retain all your display settings for use at a later date. To save a map ensure you are logged in then follow the below instructions.

Add your favourite topics/layers or your own data.

saving maps

Click on Maps on the sidebar

Map tab

Click Save as enter a map name (eg. Favourite map) you can include User data (add my data function in Layers) or Places data.

Click OK the map name will then appear in your map list along with all other maps you’ve saved.

Map tab

Note: Including additional data may exceed the map size limit.

If other saved maps are available, they can be opened by clicking on the grey icon beside the map name.

map name

Sharing maps in GeoResGlobe


Maps can be shared with friends or colleagues via a URL. To share a map, click on the arrow beside the saved map and then click on the Share button.

sharing maps

Choose if you want to additional data such as Places or User data then select Next.

sharing maps

Share your map via email, Facebook, Twitter or copy the URL and share as desired.

sharing maps

Note: your link will expire after 30 days. If you require a shared map for a longer period, please email opendata@resources.qld.gov.au.

Editing saved maps in GeoResGlobe


Any changes made while your map is active can be saved or discarded. You will be alerted of the changes by the orange icon beside the Maps button and the map name.

sharing maps

Clicking on Save as will provide you with the following options:

  1. Save Active map with changes → click Save
  2. Save a copy of you map with changes → click Save As and provide a new name
  3. Discard changes to Active map → click Exit map
sharing maps

Updating saved maps


There may be times when you want to add or update the layers in your saved map.

This may be because you have found additional layers to assist with your map queries or one of the layers within your saved map has been replaced with a new source.

When this happens, you will need to update your saved map, instructions for how to do this are provided below.

Click Login to access your saved maps.

login

Click Maps and open a map which needs to be updated.

sharing maps

Wait for the map to load then click on Layers Add layers. Turn on the layer that needs to be added to the shared map.

Zoom into an area and check the data loads.

Click Maps

Select Save as and click Save to update the map with the new layers.

sharing maps

Repeat for every saved map you want to update.

Viewing stock at core facilities


How to view core held in stock at EDC and Mount Isa Drill Core Facilities.

Click Layers then select Add Layers

add layers

Scroll down to Boreholes and click the down chevron to expand the borehole group

add layers

Check the box next to Core/cuttings held by core facilities to display the locations for where samples held by the facilities have been taken from.

add layers

Zoom into an area of interest using the scroll button on your mouse.

Core Cuttings

Click on the spanner (top right) to open the toolbar and select the i to open the identify tools. Choose the rectangle shape.

Core Cuttings

Click and drag the mouse to draw a box over an area of interest. The boreholes in this area will then be listed in the results table panel at the bottom of the screen

Core Cuttings

Click on the Core/cuttings held by core facilities tab to open the results

Core Cuttings

To export the data click the download button (down arrow) and select csv

Core Cuttings

Select a projection and click submit. A csv file will then download to your downloads folder.

Core Cuttings